The city of Vaughan opened its doors to welcome its first university.
Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua officially announced on Monday that Niagara University has expanded to the Metropolitan Center of Vaughan,
"It has been my dream to bring a university to Vaughan, with a focus, discipline and excellent partners, this dream has come true, "Bevilacqua said in a statement.
"Today is the manifestation of what can be achieved through hard work, dedication and perseverance. "It's a great day for our city and the University of Niagara, as we take action to take care of our future."
Monday marked the first day of classes at the new facility.
The 12,000 square foot space will have seven classrooms and will welcome 300 students. It will also house faculties and administration offices along with student lounge areas.
The school will focus on educational programs, and students will enroll in the Bachelor of Professional Studies in Education or the Master of Science in Education